Michael Elliott was born and raised in outport Newfoundland and obtained his Bachelors degree in Political Science and History at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Michael then spent five years as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 2005, Michael fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a Police officer and was accepted into the Edmonton Police Service. Since that time, Michael has become involved in his community and with his policing family. Michael was elected into the Edmonton Police Association as a Director in 2008. In 2012, Michael was the recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for service in the community and policing. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Edmonton Police Jim Dempsey Award for his work in the community. Michael was elected by his peers in 2015 as the President of the Alberta Federation of Police Association (AFPA) and in 2018, Michael was elected as the President of the Edmonton Police Association (EPA) . In 2019 he has filled the role as a Director with the Canadian Police Association (CPA). Michael is a strong advocate for mental health and the assistance for all first responders. He was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and has fought to overcome the mental health and stigma of the illness. He is proud to be accepted and play a role on the Alberta Critical Incident Advisory Council.